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History's Happenings for May 21

Lindbergh Lands in Paris
1927

Charles Lindbergh poses with his famous plane

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First Democratic Party Convention Held
1832

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American Red Cross Founded
1881

American Red Cross founder Clara Barton

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U.S. Nuke Sub Scorpion Disappears
1968

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Rural Life Sunday

This interesting holiday was founded in 1929 by a coalition of church groups in order to celebrate God's blessing of the seed, the fertile soil, and the hard working rural families who earn their living from the earth's bounty. It is a non-sectarian observance.

Today it has become a virtual impracticality for a small American farmer to make a living from the soil comparable to the many other vocational opportunities available to industrious folks. Most have to also work off the farm -- or have the family do so -- to make ends meet, and to avail themselves of self-defeating government largess.

Considering the debt we all owe the American farmer every time we pick up our fork, and considering some of the idiotic things for which we have set aside national days, weeks and months, we think this one -- along with Farmers Day in October -- deserves our reverence.

Celebrating it on a Sunday (the fifth after Easter) is indeed apropos.




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